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Imperial War Museum North

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Address: Trafford Wharf Road, Stretford, Trafford M17 1TZ, England
Phone Number: +44 161 836 4000
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
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Fascinating presentation of the impact of conflict on people's lives. Part...

Fascinating presentation of the impact of conflict on people's lives. Part of Imperial War Museums

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Not as good as Leeds

Anyone who's been to the Imperial War Museum in Leeds will be disappointed with this venue as it's a LOT smaller. That said...it's very educational with plenty to learn and some... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have been before, last time a couple of years ago. It is a museum that seems to want to entertain rather than educate, information is trivial to grown ups with no in depth information available. The example I usually sight is the Sten guns, there are 3 different models, but no explanation of the changes between models not in... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Anyone who's been to the Imperial War Museum in Leeds will be disappointed with this venue as it's a LOT smaller. That said...it's very educational with plenty to learn and some good exhibits. But be warned...it's quite dark and small kids could find it creepy. But, on a cold/rainy afternoon (which is most of the time in Manchester) you could... More 

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited here and all I can say is that it is well worth it! So many things to see and explore. Steeped in all aspects of military history from WW1 to modern day conflicts. I had the pleasure of meeting a WW2 veteran who was happy to talk about his experiences and answer any questions, this was such an honour... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love the architecture of the building The content is excellent Good exhibits. Nice observatory Worth the visit

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was my 2nd visit to the museum, it didn't disappoint. It definitely pulls on your heart reading about the victims of war, also seeing part of the world trade centre it is a very sobering place. I would also recommend staying for cinema talks! That in itself is just amazing and you really feel the affects of war. Suitable... More 

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Caterham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Short walk from Salford Quays. Free to visit but donation appreciated. Good exhibition on the WW1 and WW2 wars. Very informative and spacious modern building even with several school groups there at the same time, there was plenty of room for all. Special exhibition on clothes and mend and make do - this was a separate charge but well worth... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The space inside is vast and filled with interesting displays. We enjoyed the paid for exhibition, fashion on the ration. The gift shop had some unusual items for sale.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is a fantastic place to spend a day or afternoon. Close to bars and places to eat and also the Trafford centre. The museum is full of interesting displays showing what people had to ensure during the war. This is not like the one in London which is full of tanks and guns. It's more about the people.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum has changing exhibits and is well worth a visit, usual expensive gift shop and average food in the cafe.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A really interesting place to visit, the building itself is really unusual. It is free to get in but beware if you want to visit Fashion on the ration it is £6 each to get in. This is not made clear on the door & i had to go back down to the shop to get the tickets. It is... More 

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